Milano crash out of Coke Cup

2016-06-28 06:00
A near miss as the boot of Damian Paulse (left) of Jamestown United and the head of Lazlo Marthinus of Areal Spurs nearly collide in a Coke Cup knock-out game played at Turfhall on Sunday. Jamestown won 1-0 to move to the next round of the competition. PHOTO: Rashied Isaacs

A near miss as the boot of Damian Paulse (left) of Jamestown United and the head of Lazlo Marthinus of Areal Spurs nearly collide in a Coke Cup knock-out game played at Turfhall on Sunday. Jamestown won 1-0 to move to the next round of the competition. PHOTO: Rashied Isaacs

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While last year’s beaten finalists Milano United fell out of Coke Cup contention, defending champions Young Idols still featured prominently in the round of 128 which took place over the weekend.

Paul “Gaza” Johnson’s Young Idols team beat Devonshire Rovers 2-0 in front of a jam-packed crowd at the Greens Sports Complex in Manenberg on Sunday.

Milano United’s coach Desmond Crowie lamented that Lady Luck was not on his team’s side in their match against Crystal Palace.

After a goalless first half, and an exchange of some heated words from Achmat Williams during the interval, Crystal Palace came out with the wind in their sails in the second half, placing their opponents under pressure, with a goal each from Gavin Hammers and Lindani Ntamo to give them a well-deserved 2-0 lead.

The visitors from Grassy Park fought back tremendously, but could only score a single goal thanks to Fawwaz Basadien.

Meanwhile, the match between Young Idols and Devonshire Rovers delivered the most constructive soccer of the day.

Durand Mitchell opened the scoring for Idols in the 28th minute after latching onto a well-played through-ball by Keith Jansen before Shannon Hendricks left Rovers’ defenders Clyde Warner and Dillan Petersen in his wake 15 minutes later to double Idols’ lead, which turned out to be the final score of the match.

Richard Mahwayo, Devonshire Rovers’ coach was a bit disappointed that his strikers – Orlin Warner, Daniel Slingers and Dylan Jacobs – could not beat Idols’ goalkeeper, Ramone Newman.

While Paul Johnson was satisfied with his team’s win, he was aware that there is more hard work waiting for his team in a tournament which is tough and very competitive.

Results from the Round of 128:

Manenberg: Young Idols 2, Devonshire Roses 0; Crystal Palace 2, Milano United 1; Florentina 2, Leeds (Athlone LFA) 0; Bluegum United 4, FC Tafelzuchtstet 2 (after a penalty shoot-out, 2-2); Juventus 2, Sporting United 1; Leeds Lentegeur 2, Skipper All Stars 0; Benfica 2, Battswood 0; FC Orient 4, Langa United 2; Tottenham Hotspurs 4, Kenpark United 0; Stanturf United 5, Island Rovers 4 (after a penalty shoot-out, 2-2); Ravensmead 4, South End (MET) 3 (after a penalty shoot-out, 1-1); Dunoon YSA 2, Hanover Park 1.

Turfhall: Jamestown United 1, Aerials (MPFD) 0; SSS Academy 5, Hout Bay Gunners 2 (after a penalty shoot-out, 1-1); Melchester Rovers 2, Royal Priesthood 0; Silver Spurs 4, Kewtown United 2; Wesfleur 4, Jordan Callies 2 (after a penalty shoot-out, 0-0); FCG Hotspurs 2, Hotspurs 0.

Symphony Park: Central 4, Invincible Cravenby 3 (after a penalty shoot-out, 1-1); Ashley Rovers 1, Blue Downs Spurs 0; Trinitarians 5, Hanover Rangers 1; D&G Orient 21, Zio Reed 0; Kuils River 7, Wanderers X1 1; Riverside Rangers 4, Bishop Lavis United 3; Eastern Rovers 4, Mandalay United 2 (after a penalty shoot-out, 3-3); Leiden Fusion Spurs 2, Jomo Power 1.

Heideveld: Two For Joy 3, Everton United 0; Ashford Athletic 4, Goals 50 United 1; United 4, Goulburn Athletic 1; Glendene United 3, Shooting Stars 1; Highlands Park 4, West End 1; Bafana 4, Garden Village 2 (after a penalty shoot-out, 3-3); Rygersdal 10, Young Chiefs 0; Heinz Park 3, Makhaza All Stars 1; Young Pirates 2, Bellville United 0.

Grassy Park: Liverpool-Portland 6, Destroyers 1; CT Military 2, Highbury United 0; Greenwood Athletic 10, Red Rovers 1; Grassy Park United 5, Westlake United 1; Spenston 2, Goal Hunters 1; Stephanian Ottery 4, Robinvale Spurs 1; Eleven Attackers 5, RC Athletico 4 (after a penalty shoot-out, 2-2); Cape Town United 2, FC Milan 0; Santos 2, Atlantis Arsenal 1; CT Rangers 5, Lebombo Solutions 1.

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